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Anthropology and the Expeditionary Imaginary: An Introduction to the Volume

Thomas, Martin; Harris, Amanda


Felix Driver opens Geography Militant (2001), his foundational study of exploration and empire, by quoting Claude Lévi-Strauss on the hubris of explorers. For the doyen of structural anthropology, exploration had by the twentieth century degenerated into ‘a trade’ where the object was not to discover unknown facts but to cover as much distance as possible and assemble ‘lantern-slides or motion pictures, preferably in colour, so as to fill a hall with an audience for several days in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Expeditionary Anthropology : Teamwork, Travel and the 'Science of Man'


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